Colonie in Albany County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1987 by Highway Dedicated by the Residents of Albany County. Columbus Day, 1987.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
Location. 42° 44.142′ N, 73° 48.419′ W. Marker is in Colonie, New York, in Albany County. Marker is on Dalessondro Boulevard (New York State Route 155), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. The Dalessondro Blvd marker is posted beside a parking area that overlooks the "Run-up area" at the south end of the north-south runway (10 & 90) of the Albany International Airport. The parking area offers visitors a place to park and observe aircraft as they take off or land at the airport. Marker is in this post office area: Albany NY 12211, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Shaker Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Shaker Church Family Barn (approx. half a mile away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 2.6 miles away); Latham (approx. 2.7 miles away); Lock 19 (approx. 3.6 miles away); Erie Canal (approx. 4 miles away); Whipple Iron Truss Bridge (approx. 4 miles away); Cast Iron Whipple Truss Bridge, 1869 (approx. 4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Colonie.
More about this marker. The image of the Gillespie Medal Of Honor (1904) is depicted at the bottom of the marker.
Regarding Dalessondro Boulevard. Dalessandro, Peter Joseph (b. 1918- d 1997) — also known as Peter J. Dalessandro — of Watervliet, Albany County, N.Y. Born in Watervliet, Albany County, N.Y., May 19, 1918. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of New York state senate, 1947-57 (35th District 1947-54, 36th District 1955-57); resigned 1957. Italian ancestry. Member, Amvets; Catholic War Veterans; Elks; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion. Received the Medal of Honor for action near Kalterherberg, Germany, December 22, 1944.
Though the road was dedicated to Dalessondro in 1987, the road still has road signs that carry the former name of Albany Shaker Road
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
Also see . . . Congressional Medal of Honor Society. The Medal of Honor citation for Technical Sergeant Peter J. Dalessondro is listed here. (Submitted on August 23, 2009, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
Additional keywords. D'Alessandro Boulevard
Categories. • Air & Space • Government • Notable Persons • War, World II •
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